PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • PHS Daily Trivia (1/19/2016)

    The library of Pickens High School returned to the second semester of the year with a new morning activity for students. Every morning over announcements a trivia question is asked for the students to answer. The first student to turn a written answer into the library receives a prize from the schoo... more
  • PHS Daily Trivia
  • PHS Band Student of the Week: Brandon Wilson (1/18/2016)

    Brandon Wilson is the PHS Band Student of the Week. Brandon is a Junior and plays trombone in the Symphonic Band and in the Pride of Pickens Marching Band. Brandon is always eager to help in the band room and always seeks to improve his playing ability. He is a great team player and wants ever... more
  • PHS Band Student of the Week:  Brandon Wilson
  • Pickens Chamber Winter Ball (1/16/2016)

    The Pickens Chamber of Commerce annual Winter Ball and Annual Meeting is held at the Tate House in January. The Ambassador of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Citizen of the Year were awarded. ...
  • Pickens Chamber Winter Ball
  • Red Carpet Style Contest (1/16/2016)

    Vote for the best Red Carpet Style at the Pickens Chamber Winter Ball. Voting ends February 6, 2016. Winner announced at Chamber breakfast on February 9, 2016....
  • Red Carpet Style Contest
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Rudi Ash (1/15/2016)

    Ed B's Studio 54 introduces mixed media painter and writer Rudi Ash. Her paintings, both prints and originals, reflect nature and inner and outer space. Rudi's artistic interest started at an early age, which included winning a two-year scholarship to The Art Institute of Chicago as a teenager. ... more
  • Ed B's Studio 54 Introduces Artist Rudi Ash
  • PHS All-State Band Members (1/15/2016)

    After two rounds of auditions, Pickens High School is proud to have two students in the Georgia GMEA All-State Bands. Faith Dement, 10th grade trumpet, was selected for 13th chair in the 9/10 Band, Alex Kaminsky, conductor. Dale Smith, 9th grade percussion, was selected as first chair (highe... more
  • PHS All-State Band Members
  • PHS District Honor Band (1/15/2016)

    The Georgia Music Educators Association holds first-round All-State auditions in mid-December for all fourteen districts of Georgia. The PHS Band is part of District 9 and that also comprises Forsyth, Cherokee, Gilmer, Fannin, White, Towns, and Union counties. Over 700 auditioned at the first roun... more
  • PHS District Honor Band
  • PHS Final Round All-State Audition Students (1/15/2016)

    Once students audition for the first round auditions, they are placed into the District Honor Bands. If they score above the set standard, they are advanced to the final round of all-state auditions at Houston County High School in January. Congratulations! The students are: (L-R) Front R... more
  • PHS Final Round All-State Audition Students
  • Pickens County Board of Education Receives Exemplary Status (1/15/2016)
    Only 36 of Georgiaís 180 School Boards Hold This Recognition
    The Pickens County Board of Education (BOE) was awarded the Georgia School Boards Associationís (GSBA) 2015 Exemplary School Board recognition at a board conference in December. To receive this recognition, the Pickens County BOE met and or exceeded the criteria set forth by GSBA. In 1998, the GSBA,... more
  • Pickens County Board of Education Receives Exemplary Status
  • Tater Patch Players to Donate Part of Sylvia Proceeds to Animal Shelter (1/15/2016)

    Is the upcoming play, Sylvia about a dog, or is it about a married couple? Those of us who have dogs know what an impact they have on our lives. The same is true for Greg and Kate, played by Alex Nawrocki and Ellen Painter. Kate is a woman with an empty nest. A new nest in upscale New York Ci... more
  • Tater Patch Players to Donate Part of Sylvia Proceeds to Animal Shelter
  • Three PHS Band Members in MAYWE (1/15/2016)

    The Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble (MAYWE) is comprised of seventy-five of the most outstanding high school wind and percussion players from throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. Pickens High School Students Natalie Klein, (Clarinet), Elijah Hooks (Horn), and Kayla Low (Flute) are ... more
  • Three PHS Band Members in MAYWE
  • 140 Christmas Trees Recycled This Year in Pickens County (1/14/2016)

    Keep Pickens Beautiful is glad to report that an estimated 140 Christmas trees were recycled this year in mulch. The good citizens of Pickens County dropped their trees off at the Rideshare parking lot near the Pickens County Chamber building again this year. Pickens County Road Commission chip... more
  • 140 Christmas Trees Recycled This Year in Pickens County
  • Pickens County Board of Education January 2016 (Video) (1/14/2016)

    Recognitions: Emma Long - State Champion in Lamb Showmanship and 4-H Winners at Jasper Elementary School...
  • Pickens County Board of Education January 2016 (Video)
  • Relay For Life of Pickens County, GA Kick-Off (1/14/2016)

    On Saturday, January 23, 2016 we will Kick-Off the 2016 Relay Family Reunion by hosting a Pot Luck luncheon at First Christian Church of Jasper located at 22 Burgess Road West in Jasper, Georgia. The Kick-Off party is open and free to everyone in the community to come out and enjoy some great food a... more
  • Relay For Life of Pickens County, GA Kick-Off
  • Trail Tree Newsletter - January 2016 (1/14/2016)

    In this issue: New Research to Begin in 2016 Using Dowsing Rods; Trees of Interest in Georgia, West Virginia, Arkansas, Illinois, and Virgina; Indian Trails Mapping Program; Mountain Steward Presentations for 2016...
  • Trail Tree Newsletter - January 2016
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